September 30, 2011
Parent Info in Banner, Orientation Survey, and Leslie Chang Talk
Happy Friday! Today's email highlights some important registration deadlines, and also asks you to update your personal information on Banner. We invite you to participate in the Orientation survey (pizza party at stake), and preview the October 11 campus visit of First Readings author Leslie Chang.
* Tuesday Deadlines *
Next Tuesday, October 4, is the last day to add a course (with a fee), change from audit to credit, or change a grade option! Remember to check your course registration in Banner to make sure that you are in fact registered for the courses and grade options that you intend. No grade option changes or course additions are allowed after 5 p.m. on October 4.
Questions about any of these academic decisions? Check in with your advisor or come see a dean in open hours. Deans are available Monday through Friday from 10 to 4 in University Hall and from 1 to 4 at Advising Central, on the 3rd floor of J. Walter Wilson.
* ARE YOUR PARENT(s) NAMES & ADDRESSES CORRECT IN BANNER? *
Next week we will be sending a letter about advising and family weekend to all parents of first-year and sophomore students. This weekend, please log into https://selfservice.brown.edu/ to verify that your parent(s)' name, mailing address(es), phone and email information is correct, or to update it as necessary. While you're in your Personal Information Review, please provide names and phone numbers of one or two people we should contact in the case of an emergency (e.g., an accident); married students may certainly provide spouse instead of parent information.
* Orientation Survey *
We would greatly appreciate if you would take a few moments to fill out the online Orientation survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZG7FNLK. Results of the survey help us to continuously improve our programming for incoming students. The Unit with the highest percentage of respondents will get a free pizza party!
* First Readings Author Talk, October 11 *
Leslie Chang, author of this year’s first readings book, Factory Girls, will speak about the book on Tuesday, October 11, at 4 p.m. in Salomon 101 on the Main Green. Mark your calendars now to come hear this notable writer discuss the mistakes she made and lessons she learned while working on her book. She will also describe changes in the Chinese factory world since Factory Girls was published, show photos, and update us on the lives of the women whose stories she tells.
Interested in continuing your discussion of Factory Girls with other members of the Brown community? Visit the First Readings blog to see what others are saying and to post your own comments: http://yearofchina.globalconversation.org/conversation/first-readings/.
The Advising Team